My Labor Day

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Every year at the end of summer there is always plenty to do around Labor Day. Our garden is at the peak of harvest the first part of September. Today peaches are making it a true labor filled day.
I love this vintage Labor Day image since it shows the cornucopia full of fruit and vegetables. So true.
We have Red Haven peach trees and they are so delicious this year.
So far I've made peach jam.
And I used Calli's recipe for fresh peach pie. Before I could take a photo of my pie it was completely gone. It was really delicious so I may make another one. The only thing different than Callie's instructions was I used a can of peach nectar instead of water. Go see how pretty Calli's pie is; it's much more beautiful than mine.I also spent this Labor Day weekend cutting some 2.5" squares from my Denyse Schmidt fabrics (and a few others thrown in). This is my cutting table after messing around with those squares.On my design plate I laid out one of the blocks I'm going to sew. I really love patchwork. I guess I'm just a square at heart. I've made several mosaic quilts like this one above. And I thought it would be fun to make a new quilt with the mosaic idea. My new quilt will be sashed with a light gray quilter's linen.
I have 3 mosaic blocks put together so far. This is my first block....
....2nd block....
....and the 3rd block. I'll see if I can squeeze in some non-peach time today and sew up my 4th (the one on the design plate) block and maybe a few more.

I hope you are all having a productive or restful labor day, what ever your plan may be.

-nanette
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Muddling Through said...

Oh, Nanette, everything looks so good over at your place. Harvest, such as it was here, is long over. We just go so little rain this year. Your peaches look scrumptious!

And your mosaic blocks - oh, my, they are perfect! But then, your patchwork always is. Just beautiful!

Nedra said...

I can almost taste the peaches from here, and I love your DS mosaic blocks.

Quilty Conscience said...

I absolutely love your mosaic blocks. I've added it to my library to blocks for scraps. Wonderful, simply wonderful! Toni

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

The mosaic blocks are SO pretty. I am going to have to try this. Gorgeous!

Sandy said...

Love your patchwork blocks...fabrics are sweet!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Just love the mosaic patchwork blocks with this fabric.

Barbara at Oodles and Oodles said...

Peaches and patchwork, two of my favorite things. If I came to visit you now, I'd probably not want to leave.

Kim with a K said...

Wow!
What a great day!
Peach pie and Patchwork!!!
You mosaic patchwork blocks are gorgeous!
Left me in a "Pie in the Sky" kinda mood!

Segelfliege said...

hmmmm, your peaches look delicious. Just ripe and sweet and yummy!
Your mosaic blocks a impressive. I sewed up a postage stamp quilt - and ended up with a lot of non-matching seams :(, but I love that quilt anyway!
Take care,
Janne

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Just love your Mosaic blocks and how they look all put together! Fabulous!

amy smart said...

Oh, Nanette. Another quilt I'm in love with.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Those blocks are so down home and cozy Nanette - I love them! I may need to copy you.

Thimbleanna said...

Holy cow Nanette -- I think we're sisters joined at the hip. I LOVE patchy quilts too and your blocks are just stunning. I LOVE LOVE LOVE them! I LOVE how you laid out the fabrics. I'm going to go get a paper bag now so I don't hyperventilate!

sunflower cottage said...

Very nice quilt !! I like the pieces..

Susan said...

Peach pie and peach jam, made from one of my favorite fruits. Your patchwork squares are of a lovely design. Can't wait to see that gray sashing.

Lori Holt said...

nanette...it looks like you got a good start on your DS quilt.
It's so cute and patchy...another quilt i love:)
I'm enjoying our peaches too...yum.
xx
lori

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I love your quilts. Always so inspiring.

pratima said...

That's a lot of work! Gorgeous peaches and yummy jam!!
Your fussy cut flowers look adorable in the center. It's a cute project! I've been in love with your Mosaic quilt for a long time. Great mix of fabrics. Have fun!

Jeannette said...

yummy the peaches look! I really like the blocks they are simple but interesting!!

Simone de Klerk said...

LOVE your blocks!!! And great to see them in a quilt you already made.

Jeanne said...

The peaches looks so tasty! Your mosaic blocks are wonderful, too.